Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Deck the Halls (at the Registrar)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly
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Registrar folks are quite jolly
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Printing transcripts, grades and classes
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Classes closing, students groaning
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Course selection, Registration
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Signatures and aggravation
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WebReg, Portal, all the websites
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Finals week and Graduation
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Monday, November 26, 2007

Celebrating November birthdays all on the same week!


Sunday, November 25, 2007

A heart full of thanks on this Thanksgiving day!
I drove to Yuma, AZ again this year to spend Thanksgiving weekend with Donna, Greg and the kids. I stopped by El Centro first to pick up Mom and then we headed out bright and early Thursday morning. It was so fun to see the kids again. Alyssa and Joshua keep growing like weeds! Donna did all of the cooking and it was yummy good. Greg made an amazingly, delicious pumpkin dessert. Greg's mom, LaRue, joined us too. The kids and I had a fun time playing, making funny faces at the camera, and yes, even climbing up a tree! I am so thankful to have a wonderful family that I love dearly! Each one of them makes my life happier. Friday, we celebrated Donna's 43rd birthday. Alyssa, Josh and I got up early and made her some funny birthday cards then she opened up her gifts. We all helped put up the Christmas tree and decorations. It was a fun and blessed time together!

See all the Thanksgiving fun here:

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Three of us from the Registrar's Office received service awards at a special luncheon today. Naomi (20 years), Me (10 years) and Jeri (5 years). Ten years... so many things have happened during these past ten years. I am a healthier and happier person and feel so blessed to have wonderful friends and a job that I truly enjoy.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Veterans Day 2007 We are forever indebted to all the countless brave men and women who have served and given so much for all of us. Thank you! I will never forget your courage, service and sacrifice. Always in my heart and prayers...come home soon...

Friday, November 09, 2007

November 4 -7 I was in Salt Lake City for the annual PACRAO conference. Most of my time was spent attending meetings and seminars. My first session Monday morning was a bit comical. It was comprised of singing and composing funny songs (to well known tunes) about the experiences of working in the Registrar's Office. John Snodgrass, Registrar at Chapman University led the group and played his guitar. Anyone one remember the song "We will, we will ROCK you"? He rewrote it to "We will, we will DROP you!". Yes, yes.... the seminars did get better and more serious! There were many schools represented at the conference. The more I listened and observed, the more thankful I am for my office and the resources we have. Betty Ann and I did have a little free time to do some sightseeing, although there is not too much to see in Salt Lake City! Monday night we took the tram to Temple Square and walked around some of the buildings there. It mostly made me sad to see so many young people dedicating their life to Mormonism. On Tuesday afternoon we had a couple hours of "free time" so we took a nice long walk to see the Church of the Madelaine. It is a Catholic church built around 1909. The interior was very colorful and there were many beautiful stained glass windows. We flew back home on Wednesday afternoon which was pretty uneventful except that they forgot to put our luggage (and that of 25 other passengers) on the plane. Eventually it all got sorted out and they delivered it safe and sound that night. I am so glad to be back home again! See all the pictures here: click on the Salt Lake album

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Sometimes if you stop and look around you even the tiniest things are beautiful blessings. I feel like there are many days when I am so busy and doing so many things that I miss some of these little gifts from an amazing creator. This morning began as a misty morning but soon the sun was shining. I stepped outside my front door and found these beautiful, fragrant, candy striped roses.
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Friday, November 02, 2007

A week in the life of the Registrar's Office! This has been quite a busy week at the office. Monday was the first day of academic advising as students prepare to register for Interterm and Spring courses. Tuesday we had a "kick off" lunch sponsored by the company who's software we will be implementing in the next 18-20 months. It exciting but a little scary to think of all the changes that lie ahead! Thursday we started the day by taking our official yearbook photo for our office.
We did a serious one...
and of course a silly one!!
Later we went out to celebrate Emily, our November birthday girl! That evening I also attended a fundraiser dinner for the Whittier Pregnancy Care Clinic. Betty Ann, Chrystal and Abby were there with their significant others. Finally, today was a big day at Biola.... the presidential inauguration day with Dr. Barry Corey officially being inaugurated as our 8th president. The ceremony was very nice. All staff and faculty attended from 9:30-11:30 and then that was followed by a delicious lunch out on Metzger green. Next Sunday - Wednesday... Salt Lake City here I come!